Tekla Structures 11.

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Product version 11.3 May 2006
Copyright © 2006 Tekla Corporation

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Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing ..................................................... 5
1.1 General .................................................................................................. 6 Summing of rows in templates......................................................... 6 New Template editor - version 3.30 ................................................. 8 Improvements in View properties dialog box..................................... 9 Release notes.............................................................................. 11 Log file ........................................................................................ 12 Inquire dialog box......................................................................... 12 Locking objects............................................................................ 13 Using the Advanced options dialog box.......................................... 13 Performance improvements .......................................................... 14 Modeling............................................................................................... 14 Part reference line........................................................................ 14 Moving and selecting objects ........................................................ 15 Running and recording macros...................................................... 16 Part visibility ................................................................................ 16 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 17 Drawings .............................................................................................. 20 Hide and show objects in drawings ................................................ 20 Automatic view name labels in drawings ........................................ 22 View direction marks .................................................................... 24 Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions........................................ 26 Hide dimension values.................................................................. 27 3D views in drawings.................................................................... 29 Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches ..... 31 Templates and reports.................................................................. 32
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.................................................... 50 Components............................................................. 39 New NC pop-marks dialog box ..................... 60 Modeling tools............... 52 Miscellaneous connection fixes........................................1. 35 Import and export............................ 61 Cold rolled .......... 40 Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles .............................................................................................................. 44 Miscellaneous .............................................. 63 2 Release Notes Contents ....................................... 50 Fixes ................. 49 Performing actions on custom components....................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 1......................................................... 58 Details........... 45 Custom components .........................4 1.......................................................................................................... 49 Importing and exporting custom components ......................................................................................................................................... 42 Improvements in IFC import and export ..................6 Miscellaneous .......................................... 41 CHS profiles with cuts................................................................. 52 Connections.....................................................

................ 89 Hide dimension values................ 101 Import and export ...................................version 3...... 69 Release notes............... 83 Automatic view name labels in drawings .................................... 76 Part reference line...............................................2 Tekla Structures 11.30 ....... 73 Performance improvements ................................................................ 94 Reinforcing bar bend and end marks .....................................................................................................................................................................................1 General ................................................... 75 Improvements in copying and moving of cast-in embeds ..................................................4 3 ............................................ 85 View direction marks .............................. 68 Improvements in View properties dialog box...................................................................................... 106 Improvements in IFC import and export..... 77 Moving and selecting objects ............. 73 Using the Advanced options dialog box........................................ 74 Cast-in-place cast units ......................................................... 87 Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 Locking objects............... 83 Hide and show objects in drawings ...................... 74 Modeling....... 72 Inquire dialog box..................................................3 2.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74 Create concrete beam by two points ........................... 99 Miscellaneous........................................ 92 Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches ........................ 78 Running and recording macros. 78 Miscellaneous..................................................... 95 Templates and reports........................................................................................................................................ 65 2.................. 78 Part visibility ...................................... 108 Release Notes Contents 2.......2 2...... 91 3D views in drawings.................... 71 Log file .......3 Precast Concrete Detailing ........... 79 Drawings .................................... 107 Miscellaneous............ 66 Summing of rows in templates............................................................................................................ 66 New Template editor ................................................................

......... 117 Miscellaneous ...3 Project Management ............................................... 123 Miscellaneous ............ 121 Improvements in beam restraints ............................6 2........................................ 115 Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) .........................................................................................................................................................2........ 129 4 Release Notes Contents ....................................................... 117 Improvements in reinforcement components................................................................................... 112 Performing actions on custom components..... 113 Components.....3 Analysis and Design ................................................................ 121 Visualization of analysis model ........................... 111 Importing and exporting custom components .......................................5 2............................. 116 Reinforcement ........... 112 Fixes .................................................................................................... 124 4 Tekla Structures 11..................... 115 Modeling tools.................7 Custom components ........................................................................................... 129 Miscellaneous .......... 120 3 Tekla Structures 11............... 111 Plane naming in custom components ....................................................................................................

2 or 11. If you open a model. • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version. except for the following features: • Multiple lines of text.3 is a sub release and contains many new features and fixes. also the one line texts.3. saved with Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3.3 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11.1 Tekla Structures 11. or in Xengineer. Surface treatments made with Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.. 11.3 in version 11.3 are not editable with previous versions of Tekla Structures. The drawing texts are stored as XML strings into database. the XML texts are shown as they are.3.dll files are updated. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 5 .2 but not in older versions.3. in Xsteel.0.1 and 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatment.2 or 11.1 or 11. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11.0.3 is compatible with all previous versions. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.

49) Components (p. 20) Import and export (p. 12) Inquire dialog box (p. 6 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the Total function calculated all objects in the sum. 9) Release notes (p.version 3. 52) 1. 12) Locking objects (p. which is used to sum the weight values across all rows. 11) Log file (p. The following example shows how the change affects templates: • An additional value field has been added to the row in the template. 13) Performance improvements (p. 8) Improvements in View properties dialog box (p.Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p.30 (p. 14) Summing of rows in templates The summing of rows in templates has changed so that the summing is now always based only on the values which are output in the template. 6) Modeling (p.3 Steel Detailing . even when you had not selected the option Sum values across all rows.1 Topics General Summing of rows in templates (p. 39) Custom components (p. Previously. 13) Using the Advanced options dialog box (p. 14) Drawings (p. 6) New Template editor . The change makes the functionality more logical and allows certain other functionalities to work.

when the total sum is calculated. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The values will not be visible in the report produced with the template. When the total weight sum is calculated using the value field WEIGHT_TOT. we refer to the WEIGHT_field value field. The value field WEIGHT_field has been added to the row.3 Steel Detailing 7 .• This value field is then used. It sums the weight values across all rows.

30.30. which sums the objects included in that row. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. New Template editor .version 3.The report templates which are included in Tekla Structures have been updated to sum the rows in templates correctly.. What’s new in Template Editor 3. Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. click Tools > Templates. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.3 includes a new version of the Template Editor. version 3.3 > Tools > Template Editor 3. You have to manually edit the template before you can use it. OR From the Windows Start menu. If you have any existing templates that use summing of rows.30 The following new features and improvements have been included in the new version of Template Editor: • • • • • 8 Save rules for later use Change component type and retain the information in the component Additional output options for page headers and page footers Specify line length and angle with the number pad when inserting Preview an object position before you accept the new settings in the Move dialog box Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. it prompts you to either convert the template. do the following for the summing to work correctly: • • Add a value field in the row. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility with previous versions of Template Editor When you open a version 2.3 Steel Detailing .2 template in Template Editor 3.30. Change the field that calculates the total sum to refer to this value field.30 Tekla Structures 11..30.30: In Tekla Structures. Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3.

Template Editor auto-selects the font according to the letters you type.com Templates and reports (p.tekla. 32) Improvements in View properties dialog box The View properties dialog box has been improved in different ways to make the controls more understandable and the dialog box more efficient to use. If you type the name of the font in the Font field.• • • • Select multiple template components and objects by holding down the Ctrl key when selecting in the Content Browser Additional information on what components and objects have been selected in the status bar Check whether a value has been set for a product-specific free attribute by using the new IsSet function Select fonts effortlessly in the Select font dialog box. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 9 . See also Template Editor help Lesson 9: New Template Editor in the Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https://extranet. Fields on the View properties dialog box have been reorganized and related items have been grouped together.

click Display in the View properties dialog box.Display dialog box The View setup dialog box is now named Display. To open the dialog box. 10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing . The uppermost checkboxes are also automatically cleared if you clear any of the checkboxes under them. You can now select all the checkboxes at the same time on the Display dialog box by selecting All (In model and/or In components).

Release notes • You can now access the Release notes from the Help menu by selecting Help > Release notes when the Tekla Structures online help is installed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the start page of the Release notes opens in the online help. When you click the Release notes option.3 Steel Detailing 11 .

If the object has circular chamfers with 0. This is useful. Tekla Structures displayed unrequired warning messages in the log file about duplicate attribute names in custom components in situations where the custom components did not have variables.0 radius. 12 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Log file • When the warning message ’Cannot find center point for chamfer’ is shown. To see the warning messages. set the variable XS_SHOW_TEMPLATE_LOG_MESSAGES to TRUE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. The log file no longer displays unrequired warning messages about template attributes that were unrelated to the profile in use. The variable is set to FALSE by default. for example. This has been fixed. the warning message is not shown in the log file.3 Steel Detailing . the log file now includes also the object ID. • • Inquire dialog box • Now the Inquire object dialog box shows the NAME field. when you filter objects in the Drawing Editor or examine custom components.

The variable XS_FIRM works now correctly even when you have defined it both in the Advanced options dialog box and in the batch file. see report. Now the report template is called locked_objects_report. When you open the Advanced options dialog box. it will now open at the same location as the last time you used the dialog box. Tekla Structures shows the message "There are locked objects. Locking objects If you try to modify a locked object. Using the Advanced options dialog box • In Tekla Structures 11. this report was created using a template called ownership_report. The operation could not be performed." and a report on access rights.rpt. Previously. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 descriptions have been added to several variables that previously were lacking a description in the Advanced options dialog box.3 Steel Detailing • • 13 .rpt.• The Inquire object dialog box shows the connection position type.

16) Part visibility (p.You can set variables by using the Advanced options dialog box or by editing the user. Performance improvements • Opening views that contain parts with surface treatments is now much faster. You can use part reference lines as a help in for example snapping to the middle points of parts.bat file. 16) Miscellaneous (p. these points form the part reference line.3 Steel Detailing . and handles appear at the line ends. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 17) Part reference line If you pick two points to position a part. 1. The variable settings in the Advanced options dialog box override those in the batch files. 14) Moving and selecting objects (p.We recommend that you only use one of these methods to set variables.2 Topics Modeling Part reference line (p. 15) Running and recording macros (p.

Click Modify and OK. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.You can define the visibility of the part reference line in the Display dialog box. 4. Go to Properties > View. Click the Display. On the Advanced tab. 2...3 Steel Detailing 15 . To display the part reference line: 1. button to open the Display dialog box.. 3. The warning is now given only when the object is completely outside the view depth or work area.. select Part reference line. Moving and selecting objects • Tekla Structures warns you when you are placing objects outside the view depth or work area to prevent the objects from being hidden.

The import of custom components is now recorded correctly. which is located in . Tekla Structures no longer moves to a different location in the scrollbar after you make the selection. Now the part visibility works as follows: Part bounding box is transformed to view plane.cs file of the macro in question. depending on in which mode the macro was recorded. The part will not be visible in the view if the part bounding box does not intersect with the view plane bounding box in the view coordinates..3 Steel Detailing .• It is now possible to move and select weld preparation chamfers. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11./environments/country-independent/macros folder. When you record macros. if the section view is skewed. The macro is saved in the drawing or modeling folders. • • Part visibility Previously. view depths with skewed view planes were not taken into account correctly in part visibility. Running and recording macros • When you scrolled down to select an appropriate macro in the Macros dialog box. The timestamps are in the . Tekla Structures adds a timestamp for every action if you have set the variable XS_MACRO_ENABLE_TIMESTAMP to TRUE.

Miscellaneous Welds • When you welded a haunch profile to a beam. Tekla Structures placed the weld incorrectly in model and in the drawings.Part visibility works in the same manner as it did previously if the section view is not skewed.3 Steel Detailing 17 . Now the weld is placed correctly. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Numbering • The variable XS_USE_MULTI_NUMBERING_FOR in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering works now correctly when used in the Advanced options dialog box. When defining tile patterns for tiled surface treatment. entering very large values as tile offsets resulted in large thumbnail images. • 18 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. By default letters A-Z are used. If you enter larger values the tile surface will not be formed. • When you moved parts created by connections for example by moving the secondary part of the connection. the parts were not able to keep the old part position number in multinumbering. ABEG. for example. Entering a user-defined attribute part label longer than 255 characters in the Part label dialog box generated an application error. • Part labels • When you add a user-defined attribute to a part label in model views. This has been fixed. the Display dialog box now shows which user-defined attribute you selected. Now Tekla Structures recognizes always whether the view is a plane view or a 3D view. the value takes effect when you click Apply or OK button. You can now use the variable XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_FAMILY_QUALIFIER in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering to set valid letters for assembly family numbers. Enter the letters you want to use. The variable is also effective when you open an another model in the same session. Tekla Structures did not change to 3D snapping mode automatically. • Surface treatment • Now when you use the default value (1. This has been fixed. The size of repeated tile pattern is now restricted to 2000 x 2000 mm.3 Steel Detailing .Rotating the model • When using Ctrl + p to rotate a plane view to a 3D view manually.00) for Thickness in the Surface treatment dialog box. which caused Tekla Structures to stall.

This has been done to avoid confusion between library profiles and sketched profiles. Sketching • When you use the sketching tools to create cross sections. This has been fixed. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing 19 . Copying and moving objects • On some occasions the Copy > Rotate command did not copy cuts. Chamfer • When you opened the Chamfer properties dialog box by pressing Alt + Enter keys and you had reference objects included in the area selection. When you used a sketched profile as a library profile the part was not created correctly in all cases. • Polybeams • For 3D polybeams. it is no longer possible to save the sketches with prefixes similar to those available in the library profile catalog. Tekla Structures stalled.Reference models • DGN reference models were always displayed as transparent. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the length calculation based for unfolding gave incorrect results. This has been fixed.

24) Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions (p. If a model object is hidden in drawing views it will not be printed either. you had to save and load the defaults after modifying the bolt size value on the dialog for the changes to take affect. 22) View direction marks (p.3 Steel Detailing . 31) Templates and reports (p. 29) Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches (p. With this feature the editing of drawings is easier and faster. When you hide a part. 20 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 1. This has been fixed: now pressing the OK button is enough. 27) 3D views in drawings (p. all the objects related to that part will be hidden as well. 32) Miscellaneous (p.3 Topics Drawings Hide and show objects in drawings (p. You can display the ghost outline of hidden objects in drawing views by using the Ghost outline command in Setup menu in the Drawing Editor. 20) Automatic view name labels in drawings (p.Options dialog box • In the US Imperial environment when you were modifying the Bolt size option in Setup > Options dialog box. In the following example the horizontal dimension line has been hidden and the ghost outline of the dimension is visible. 26) Hide dimension values (p. 35) Hide and show objects in drawings You can now show and hide objects in drawings and drawing views.

Use white background with colored lines to show the ghost outlines of the hidden object.When you hide drawing objects.3 Steel Detailing 21 . To hide an object in a drawing view: 1. 2. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Hide from view from the pop-up menu. Select the object you wish to hide from a drawing view. Ghost outline is selected on the Setup menu to have the ghost outlines • of objects appear visible. check that: • Black and white drawing is not selected on the Setup menu. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

The automatic view name labels feature inserts labels into drawing views without you having to do it manually. 3. Select the hidden object in the drawing view. button to open the drawing view properties dialog box.To show an object in a drawing view: 1.... If you want to hide or show an object in the drawing. back and bottom views in the drawing properties dialog box. You can define whether to list the hidden objects in reports.. back and bottom views: 1. In the drawing properties dialog box.3 Steel Detailing . 3. whose name label you want displayed. 22 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click the View. follow the same instructions and select Hide in drawing or Unhide in drawing from the pop-up menu. define the names for the labels in the Front view. select the appropriate option in the List hidden objects in reports list box. To do this: 1. On the Views tab. Go to Properties > Drawing. Go to Properties > Drawing. Automatic view name labels in drawings You can define the view names for front. 2.. To define view names for front. 2.. and Bottom view fields. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Unhide in view from the pop-up menu. Back view. check that the On option is selected for the views. 4. On the Labels tab. Click Layout. 2. On the Drawing size tab. Top view. top. top.

6.3 Steel Detailing 23 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5. Color: Define the color of the font in the name label. Modify the other properties if needed: • • • Position: Define the location of the name label. Height: Define the height of the font in the name label. Click Modify and OK.

Define the height of the symbol and text label in Height. 8. 3. The view direction is shown with a small symbol (optionally with a text label) around the end or section view. You can define the symbol in Tools > Advanced options > Drawing properties by using the variables: • • • • XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BACK XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BOTTOM XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_FRONT XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_TOP The default is xsteel@66. Symbol only. This saves you time and manual editing work: you can have the marks inserted automatically in drawings. click the Section view. In the drawing.. button.. Label only. The options are None. 2. 5.. On the Views tab of the View properties dialog box. Click Modify and OK.. On the Label tab.3 Steel Detailing .. 7. from the pop-up menu. button. which corresponds to the following symbol: To display view direction marks for the end and section views: 1. check that the option On has been selected for section views and/or end views. Click Modify and OK. 4. and Symbol and Label. Click the View. Use the Section view properties dialog box to display the view direction marks for the end and section views. select the appropriate options in the Section views and End views. In the drawing properties dialog box. 6. The view direction marks clarify the orientation of the views.. right-click and select Properties.View direction marks You can now display view direction marks in section views and end views. 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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On the General tab. 26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing . Click Modify. double-click the dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. To add prefix and/or postfix text to a dimension: 1. In a drawing view. The prefix and postfix values cannot be plain numbers. 2. the prefix value cannot end with a number and the postfix value cannot start with a number when the numeric value of the dimension is visible. Also. Also modifying to such dimension lines at a later time is faster. 3. enter the text in the Prefix and/or Postfix fields.Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions Adding prefix and/or postfix text to dimensions is easy with Tekla Structures.

select Hidden in the Visibility of numeric value list box. 2. Hide dimension values To hide the dimension line numeric value: 1. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. On the General tab. Double-click a dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box.Press Alt and type 0177 on the numeric keypad to display the plus-minus (±) sign.3 Steel Detailing 27 .

the prefix and postfix texts that you may have added will still be shown. Click Modify.3.3 Steel Detailing . 28 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you hide the numeric value of the dimension.

select one of the options in 3D view attributes.3D views in drawings You can create 3D views in assembly and single part drawings. select Properties > Single part drawing or Assembly drawing . To define the 3D view properties. There are ready-made properties for assembly. 3D view Include a 3D view before creating a drawing To include a 3D view before creating a drawing: 1. The automatically created 3D views have the same filtering type as the other drawing views. In the drawing properties dialog box. 4. select On. click the View button. You can create 3D views interactively after the drawing has been created. In the 3D view list box. In the Model Editor.3 Steel Detailing 29 . which you can use when creating the corresponding drawing. This feature inserts 3D views into fabrication drawings without you having to do it. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3. cast-unit and single part drawings. The Current attributes option creates the 3D view based on the values you last entered in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields in the View properties dialog box. 2.

To set or modify the view angles: 1.3 Steel Detailing . 30 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click Create > View > Basic > 3D.. You can set or modify the view angles with the options in the View properties dialog box of the drawing.Create a 3D view in drawing Set or modify the view angles To create a 3D view in an existing drawing.. 2. The angle settings apply only for the 3D view. from the pop-up menu. Select the drawing view for the view angles you want to set or modify. Right-click and select Properties.

0 and 0. Modify the other properties if needed and click Apply or OK.. You can preview and select the options also by clicking Select. Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches You can edit the different properties of automatically created section view hatches in Drawing part properties dialog box by using the options on the Fill tab.3. whose type is hardware_SOLID. Type in the values for the angles in y and x directions in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields. but rotation on a drawing view is around local axis (rotation values 0.0 equal Front view). You can modify the following properties: • • • Color: defines the color of the hatch Angle: defines the angle in which the pattern is represented Scale by: defines the size of the pattern 3. To edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches: 1. hardware_CHESS or hardware_LINES you can only modify the color of the hatch. 2. Double-click the drawing part in the section view to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. Rotation on a model view is around global axis.3 Steel Detailing 31 . You can now modify the properties of multiple section view hatches at once. define the type for the hatch by selecting the appropriate option in the Type list box. If you are using a hatch. hardware_BRICKS. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. On the Fill tab.

from graphical template to textual template. See also Hatching in section views in the online help.30 • • • Aligning text with value fields now works correctly.3 Steel Detailing . You can now use parentheses inside rules with string parameters. You can switch off the hatching by selecting None. You can now undo a template type change. 32 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.The Type option is set to Automatic by default. Templates and reports Fixes available in the new Template Editor 3. for example.

. or false if the value has not been set.. • • • In templates created with Template Editor version 3. This has been fixed. If you resized a filled polyline by streching it.SITE_WORKSHOP")did not return the values to NUT and WASHER rows. which included an equation with a condition clause in the following form: if(A) then .20 the inch mark is now placed correctly at the end of the length string (such as 11'-11 1/2") in the US Imperial environment.. else .• • • The function GetValue("BOLT. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3. The attributes CONNECTION_CODE and CONNECTION_RUNNING_NUMBER were missing from the list of available attributes in Select attribute dialog box. the fill inside the polyline did not scale correctly together with other objects in the group. You were required to type a space character between the parenthesis and the word "then" in order for the formula to work correctly.. The number of holes per part is now displayed correctly in reports. Aligning template fields with using the Align command now works correctly. This is now fixed and there is no need for typing in the space. • • Formula IsSet("USERDEFINED. The following attributes have been added for PART content type for railings: • • • • • • PRODUCT_NAME RAIL_OFFSET RAIL_RADIUS RAIL_ANGLE DIMENSION_A DIMENSION_B • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..comment") now returns true if the requested attribute’s value has been set. endif ..3 Steel Detailing 33 . When you were writing a formula. This has been fixed. Angle is displayed in the status bar for value fields.30.

did not work correctly if the vertex point you clicked was just outside the edge of the row. The template attribute WEIGHT_M now returns correct values for parametric profiles. • 34 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. parts or bolts. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3. Now when you import files. When you opened a template with Template Editor 3. which Template Editor draws before you click to define the next vertex point. This has been fixed. You can now use the text field NUMBER_IN_PHASE also in the new template editor. you could not change the horizontal grid spacing. it returns the number of assemblies with the same position number belonging to the given phase. the preview line. New attributes CAST_UNIT_PREFIX and CAST_UNIT_SERIAL_NUMBER are now available in the new Template Editor 3.20 in US imperial environment.not the number of times the bolt itself exists in the phase. you are asked to define the import method in the Select Import Method dialog box as you place the imported file in the template. This has been fixed.• Sometimes when you were creating a polyline. The attribute MATERIAL_TYPE is now available also for CAST_UNIT content type. it returns the number of times the bolts assembly exists in the desired phase . You can switch off this functionality by clearing the checkbox in the Always ask for import method option in Options > Preferences dialog box. It now works in the following manner: if you ask for the number in phase for assemblies.30. The DWG import now supports holes and islands in hatches. The z coordinate was not included in assembly position codes in Template Editor 3. • • • • • • • The default units are now read from the current environment you are using. Now if you ask for NUMBER_IN_PHASE for for example a bolt.3 Steel Detailing .30.2 even if you had set the variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE_3D to TRUE. • • You can now create PART content type rows underneath SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY content type rows.

• Lengths contained in the Profile field now have the inch mark in the correct location in the US Imperial environment. set the variable XS_PROFILE_DISPLAY_INCH_MARK_AFTER_FRACTIONS_IN_REPORTS to FALSE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. Miscellaneous Drawing wizard • When you used the Save as command in the drawing wizard to save a drawing wizard with an another name. you now have correctly only one row for PRIMARY and SECONDARY attributes. For example. length for plates is now displayed as PL1"X18 1/2". The default is TRUE. the default file type was incorrect due to a change in Windows XP SP2. • When you use the Weld content type.3 Steel Detailing 35 . such as PL1"X18"1/2. This has been fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you want to display the inch mark before the fractions.

click Tools > Advanced options.3 Steel Detailing . the visibility of the orientation mark is according to the selected attribute file. This has been fixed. • If the Single-part attributes option is set to something else than Current attributes.layout properties dialog box).. 36 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Text objects no longer overlap associative notes when you use the Freeplace command. The Freeplace command now appears in the associative notes pop-up menu. Text along line no longer overlaps other objects. > Single part view in assembly drawing. The Restart freeplace command was missing from the Edit menu in the French environment. if the Single-part attributes option is set to Current attributes (on the Assembly . To modify the variable..Orientation mark in single-part views Now orientation marks are created for included single-part views in assembly drawings. type in TRUE in the Value field. The visibility of the orientation mark is set as follows: • Use variable XS_SINGLE_ORIENTATION_MARK. Freeplace • • • • • Text objects no longer move to a new location when the current loca- tion is free. To set the variable.

using the model coordinate system turned the drawing view upside down. • It is again possible to display decimal values for inches in dimensions.3 Steel Detailing 37 . you can now see clearly where you are about to place the view. Sometimes when the work plane was moved from the global origin. This has been fixed. A symbol representing the view that you are about to place now follows the mouse pointer and shows the location where the view will be placed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. included single part views had a very large drawing view frame around them. This has been fixed. detail view or a view that you have created using the Create view from view command. • • • • Dimensions • Now the dimension line circular arrows are drawn with the same color as the dimension line. If you deleted such a section view. the actual section view with the same label was deleted.Drawing views • Sometimes Tekla Structures created empty section views in addition to the existing section views. Creating undeformed drawings of parts that were not deformed could have resulted in incorrect drawing views. When you place a section view. If the main part of an assembly was rising exactly in a 45 degree angle. and the work plane does not affect the result. This has now been fixed.

Selecting drawing objects • If you added drawing objects to an empty general arrangement drawing. • Drawing part properties • Changing the Type on the Fill tab in Drawing part properties dialog box from Automatic to some other fill type gave incorrect results for profiles with holes (for example RHS profiles). 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing . This has been fixed. • In general arrangement drawings. Tekla Structures displays a message to make sure that you want to start editing the information with Template Editor. they disappeared and reappeared if only if you added a view in the drawing. when you pressed the Modify button after you had selected ga as the Layout option and Specified size as the Size definition mode in the General . the title block was no longer visible in the drawing. Drawing layout • Now when you double-click a drawing title block.layout properties dialog box. Tekla Structures now displays the pop-up menu when you select two welds and one additional drawing object in the Drawing Editor of an assembly drawing. This has been fixed.

the temporary snap override no longer stays activated after you have picked the first position of the leader line.Placing text in drawings • When you created text with the Text along line command with an arrow at the start point. 1. the arrow would point the wrong way if you picked the points from right to left. 40) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Text along line when picked from right to left. • On rare occasions linking drawings that contained single part views to a multi-drawing generated an application error. This has been fixed. created with Tekla Structures 11. • Drawing Classifier • The Drawing Classifier did not create part marks for secondary parts when you had set the visibility of the mark in all views to always. created with Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.3: Multi-drawings • New parts that you added to a model were not always added to an existing multi-drawing even if you updated the drawing. This has been fixed. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing 39 .2: Text along line when picked from right to left. Associative notes • When you create associative notes. On some occasions the box around an associative note was overlapping the part.4 Topics Import and export New NC pop-marks dialog box (p. This has been fixed.

The pop-marks work in the same manner as they worked when used from the pop_mark_parts.inp file (except for Position case). Use only the new dialog box for defining values for pop-marks. In the Pop-mark settings dialog box you can define the following values for the pop-marks: • • • • • • Main part profile type Main part name (you can enter several part names separated by commas) Secondary part profile type Secondary part name (you can enter several part names separated by com- mas) • Pop-mark location Move to flange Edge distance (distance from main part edge. The order of the lines in the dialog box is important. Using the new NC popmarks dialog box replaces having to edit the pop_mark_parts. In the new dialog box there is a control for each item of the pop_mark_parts. and the most generic one last.inp file for defining the values for pop-marks anymore. Tekla Structures uses the match it finds. Do not use the pop_mark_parts.. The Help… button displays an online help page where NC file creation is explained. the popmark settings are used when you create NC files. decimal number) Use Save to save your settings as the standard ones. so you should put the most limiting definition first. 40 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. button in the NC files dialog box. 41) CHS profiles with cuts (p. If you need to vary your standard settings for a particular project. You can access the Pop-mark settings dialog box by clicking the Pop-Marks.Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles (p. Use a unique name for these settings.. The standard settings are loaded automatically when you open the dialog box. make the changes and use Save as. 45) New NC pop-marks dialog box Editing the NC file settings is now easier with the new NC pop-marks dialog box. If the Pop-marks check box is selected.inp file.inp file. 42) Improvements in IFC import and export (p.3 Steel Detailing . 44) Miscellaneous (p.

Automatic fabrication for CHS profiles speeds up your work because you are provided a direct link with the NC machines.3 you can produce DSTV files for CHS (Circular Hollow Section or round tube) profiles and fabricate the CHS profiles directly with NC machines. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles In Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 41 .The Pop-marking options tab corresponds to the Pop-marks tab in the previous NC file settings dialog box.

Tekla Structures unwraps CHS profiles with cuts into plate form for NC DSTV files automatically. 4. Select Workshop form from the options in Part representation. 2. To set the part representation to workshop form: 1. In the Part properties dialog box. Click Part. To do this. CHS profiles with cuts are unwrapped into plate form for drawings.3 Steel Detailing . 3.. set the part representation to workshop form in the drawing. 42 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. go to the Content tab.CHS profiles with cuts You can now unwrap CHS profile parts and include cut holes in the unwrapped solid.... Go to Properties > Drawing.

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Also IFC Schema 2X3 support has been included for reference import and 2X3 for IFC export. • 44 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. With the previously applied method cut holes cannot be included into the unwrapped solid. panels etc.3 Steel Detailing . If the value of the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_WITH_CUT_HOLES is TRUE. The variable is set to TRUE by default to print B in the NC file header. To print RO and to avoid affecting the profile type in DSTV. If you set it to FALSE. Improvements in IFC import and export IFC import and export includes the following improvements: • Tekla Structures 11. You can now select whether to print RO (round tube) or B (plate) profile type in the NC file header by using the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_USE_PLATE_PROFILE_TYPE_IN_NC in Tools > Advanced options > CNC. the variables XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_LIMIT_THICKNESS and XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_PAPER_THICKNESS have no effect.) using IfcMember entity. Use this variable only when you have set the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_WITH_CUT_HOLES to TRUE. set the variable to FALSE. This variable is set to TRUE by default. You can export all objects (for example slabs.Use the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_WITH_CUT_HOLES in Tools > Advanced options > Drawing properties to enable the unwrapping of CHS profile parts and include cut holes into the unwrapped solid. then the previously applied unwrapping method is applied when producing CHS/PD profile parts workshop form into drawings or NC files.3 supports the official 2X2 final (2X2 Addendum1) IFC version.

diameter and position) are imported correctly to Tekla Structures.• The IFC file header now includes more useful information. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and the product and version the file was made with. Tekla Structures displays a warning message in the application window. there could have been problems where walls with holes might not have been imported or the holes might have been placed incorrectly.3 Steel Detailing 45 . the flow segments (length. Now when you enter too long a file path in the IFC export dialog box. such as the macro version and date. This has been fixed. • • Miscellaneous NC files • Slot options are now available for Peddimat file format in NC file settings dialog box. The length of the file path is limited to 256 characters in IFC export. Fixes • Now when you import an IFC file with mapped presentations used for flow segments. When you imported IFC files generated in Tekla Structures into other software and your model contained walls with holes.

KISS export • When the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION was set to TRUE. which overrides automatic selection of codepage in export. Chinese. 2" or 3". KISS export of plates modeled as beams was not correct. • 3D DWG and 3D DXF export contains a new option called Center lines. The option uses lines located in the center of the profile cross section in the export. the ID of each part is exported as an attribute and written into the export file for each part. KISS import was not correct when the bolt diameter was 1".1 in exporting files.3 Steel Detailing . the codepage is set to ansi_1252 by default. You can set the codepage manually by using the variable XS_EXPORT_CODEPAGE. This has been fixed. The length and width of plates were not switched correctly in KISS or Steel2000 export when you had set the variable XS_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION and XS_CHECK_FLAT_LENGTH_ALSO to TRUE. • • DWG/DFX export • Now when you export files in DWG or DXF format. If you set the variable to undefined. Tekla Structures sets the codepage automatically so that the exported files are displayed correctly. This has been fixed. Japanese and Korean characters are now plotted correctly when you plot a drawing into DWG format. If the proper codepage cannot be found. This has been fixed. • 46 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures reverts to the way which was used in Tekla Structures 11.

You can now use Fit work area and Fit by parts > All views or Selected views commands with import models.1 mm to 0. The Fit work area command is available when you have selected a view.Importing models • In some occasions. This makes it easier to distinguish which parts will be imported. SDNF import revision control considered that parts were modified even when you had made no modifications due to part end point positions being compared with too strict a tolerance. The part end point tolerance has now been changed from 0. The Fit by parts command is available in the pop-up menu when you have selected parts and rightclick. • CIS export • CIS/2 export now works correctly for parametric profiles in the US imperial environment.5 mm. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 47 .

Below is a picture of the DSTV file from Tekla Structures 11.DSTV files • When you created DSTV files for plates and you used all of the following settings: • • • XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_USE_FLAT_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_CHECK_FLAT_LENGTH_ALSO=TRUE and the plates had slot holes.0-11. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing . the location of the holes might have been incorrect in the DSTV files.2: Below is a picture of the correct DSTV file: 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

When you import custom components. 1.3.3 Steel Detailing 49 . Now a progress bar shows how the import or export is proceeding. This has been fixed.26. you can now see from TeklaStructures. 50) Importing and exporting custom components • In Tekla Structures 11. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5 Topics Custom components Importing and exporting custom components (p.10 offers for example: • • • Smoother representation of pipes Increased size of clipboard buffer Faster downloading of models • Occasional runtime errors could have occurred when you were viewing a Web Viewer XML model in Internet Explorer. project. and system folders are automatically added to uel file.log log file how many sketches and components were successfully imported.Web Viewer • A new version of Web Viewer has been included in Tekla Structures 11. Importing and exporting custom components is now faster. 49) Performing actions on custom components (p.3 all attribute files and thumbnails of the component are copied automatically to the correct folder: all attribute files of custom components and nested custom components from model. firm. Web Viewer 1. 50) Fixes (p. You can now cancel importing or exporting of a custom component by pressing the Cancel button in the Import components or Export components dialog box.

for example. located in the model folder. where the x is a number.Performing actions on custom components Information regarding custom components is stored in the ComponentCatalog. Fixes • • • You can now create a Yes/No value type variable to a fitting or a line cut. A new Reinforcement mesh value type option has been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor. New value type options Stud size and Stud standard have been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor. The new value types have fixed naming format: Px_size and Px_standard. the following actions are not possible: • • • • • • • adding to favorites adding to search results changing picture deleting the custom component editing keywords importing the custom component removing from search results In these cases Tekla Structures displays a warning dialog box and the action is cancelled. Do not change the fixed name. 50 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. x must be the same for both. If the properties of the file are set to read-only. To automatically show values for these in the component's dialog box.3 Steel Detailing . P1_size and P1_standard.txt file.

1 or earlier may have the same component defined both as the child and the parent component. the parts were created to the copied detail even if you had set the option to No in the properties dialog box of the custom detail.uel file extension.• Occasionally when you had exported a custom component and then tried to import it into an another model. When you were editing a custom component and set the Yes/No value type option of an object to No. 741)) in the Formula field of the Variables • • • dialog box in the Custom component editor for the reference function to work properly. • Nested custom components created with Tekla Structures version 11. For these components to work correctly. When you used a reference function with user-defined attributes in the Custom component editor. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing 51 . the object was no longer displayed in the editor. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. saved the custom component and then opened the Custom component editor again. the function did not return the value of the user-defined attributes correctly. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. 741)) and the object's general properties must be written without double quotation marks (such as fP(Profile. save the parent component with a different name and update the model. User-defined attribute names must be written inside double quotation marks (such as fP("comment". Tekla Structures could not find the exported file of the custom component because it was missing the . This has been fixed. When you copied a part which included a custom detail that had a Yes/No option to create parts in the detail.

60) Modeling tools (p. 61) Cold rolled (p.1. The connection first makes a bolted gusset connection and then checks the profile types of the secondary parts. 52 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.6 Topics Components Connections (p. sloped. the connection deletes the connection parts and forms a tube gusset connection between the connection plate and the secondary parts. 63) Connections JP Full depth Special (185) You can now create a connection similar to Beam with stiffener (129) with Full depth Special (185) in the Japanese environment. 52) Miscellaneous connection fixes (p. 58) Details (p. Bolted gusset (196) This new connection is a combination of Bolted gusset (11) and Tube crossing (22). and canted cases even with tapering flanged channel primary profiles. Fixes have been made to allow the connection to handle normal.3 Steel Detailing . skewed. If the secondary parts are of RHS or CHS profiles.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 53 .Central gusset (169) The new Central gusset (169) connects four bracings without using a main beam by creating a gusset plate that can be bolted or welded to the brace. Bracings can have different profile types or have twin profiles.

Pick the main part (brace). 6. Double-click the component icon to open the Central gusset (169) dialog box.. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. and click Apply or OK. Modify the properties. 3. and search for the Central gusset (169) connection. Pick the secondary parts (three other braces). 54 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing . 5. To use the connection: 1. 2. Click the middle mouse button to create the connection. 4.

Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog.Comb filler plates for Two sided end plate (142) and End plate (144) Comb filler plates are filler plates in the shape of a comb. 3. Double-click the component icon to open dialog box of the connection. Fitting plate and Number of fitting pl.3 Steel Detailing 55 . To create a connection with a comb filler plate: 1. Modify the other properties on the Plates tab if needed. 4. and search for the Two sided end plate (142) or End plate (144) connection. select a comb filler plate (either with horizontal or vertical slots). On the Plates tab. and click Apply or OK. Other properties available for comb filler plates are: • • Tolerance to define a separate tolerance for the comb filler plate. You can now create a connection with a comb filler plate using the Two sided end plate (142) and End plate (144) connections. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. to define the number of comb filler plates.

Pick the secondary part. 6. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5. Tekla Structures retrieves the numbering series information from the Setup > Options dialog box.3 Steel Detailing . Portal Bracing (105) Improvements have been made to the Bolts tabs of Portal Bracing (105) connection: unnecessary options have been removed and the picture has been updated. Pick the main part. Tapered column 2 (S44) and Tapered beam 2 (S45) You can now define the assembly prefix and start number using the new fields in the Parts tab. If you leave these fields empty.

you can now define different horizontal bolt distances on different sides of the connection. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Two-sided clip angle (143) In the Bolts tab.3 Steel Detailing 57 .

• 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Miscellaneous connection fixes • A new option Erection clearance is available for Boomerang bracing cross (60). Now only the vertical edges of the doubler plate are beveled. Doubler plates were chamfered on all four sides when you selected a bevel.3 Steel Detailing . • The option for web cut back distance on the Beam cut tab on Welded to top flange (147) connection now works for beam-to-beam framing condition. Boomerang tube diagonal (59) and Boomerang wrapped diagonal (58) on the Gusset tab of the dialog box of the component.

but also the shear plate length and bolt edge distance. which is available on the Brace conn tab. which could have resulted in incorrect NC files and drawings. You can now control the width of the end plate in the Tube gusset (20) and Tube crossing (22) connections with the new option. the shear plate gap value affected not only the shear plate height. This has been fixed.• Notch size rounding is now working correctly in the horizontal direc- tion in US Imperial environment. This has been fixed. the plate was no longer included as one of the bolt parts in the connection. If the connection plate was too small in the Seating (30) connection. • When you rotated the gusset plate perpendicularly to the primary in Tube gusset (20). Using the option First batten plate did not have an effect in the model in Batten plates (S85). This has been fixed. When you used the Full depth (184) connection. Now the shear plate gap now only affects the shear plate height.3 Steel Detailing 59 . • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures gave an unrequired warning.

This has been fixed. the stiffeners in the column were created to incorrect position. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. the end plate did not consider the gap. such as Base plate (1004) and Stiffened base plate (1014). Anchor rods take the numbering series now from Setup > Options dia- • • • • • • log box. This has been fixed. The Stanchion side plate (83) connection now uses the correct welding order to weld the plate to the stanchion. the shear plate clashed with the main part flange in Full depth (184). In these cases Tekla Structures displayed a warning message. the cut was on the wrong side of the plate. This has been fixed. • • • In Haunch (40) connection if the beam was situated asymmetrically to the column. The value you had selected in the External design list box on the Design type tab was not always used in AutoDefaults.• When you used a gusset connection with a tube brace and you fitted the gusset through the middle of the brace and added an extra gap between the brace and the gusset. Shear plate simple (146) connection is now created in correct straight vertical direction also for built-up sections. The Tube gusset (20) connection was not able to connect the gusset plate to the base plate if the angle of the secondary was too large. material. Settings for profile name. This has been fixed. you can now define the distance between the beam and seat on the Parameters tab.3 Steel Detailing . and prefixes were not considered when you used the Windbracing (1) connection. This has been fixed. Details Base plate details In base plate details. Handrailing (1024) Adding a handrail to a part which was cut was not successful. If the primary part was sloped. the option Leveling plate hole diameter works now also with anchor rods. Stair Base Detail (1039) When you used the Stair Base Detail (1039) component. In the Endplate (29) connection. 60 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

the bridging spacings are now calculated based on the longest purlin. The component always starts and ends a bridging run with a bolted connection. Modeling tools Bridging (S80) improvements In Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 61 . The ordering code (for example H2C20PL20) is saved in the Profile property of the part. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. The ordering length of a bridging member is just as it is modeled. • • • Circular base plates (1052) • The base plate was not welded to the column if stiffeners were not used. The Parameters tab has been improved so that you can access the options you need to use more easily. A Speedy Spacer profile type has been added. This detail searches the standard stiffener widths now from fltprops. If the first or last purlin is a FP* profile (Fascia Purlin). • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Multiple stiffeners (1064) • It is now easier to create standard size stiffener plates as you can use the variable XS_STANDARD_STIFFENER_WIDTH_TOLERANCE also with Multiple stiffeners (1064). The bridging type (for example BHP-HOOKLOKII) is saved in the Name property of the part. The detail did not work with C (Channel) profiles.inp file.3 the following improvements have been included in Bridging (80): • • When two rafters are not perpendicular. you will get a fascia purlin connection. You can now define also the exact stiffener width for the detail. as unnecessary options have been removed.

Due to overlapping connection numbers.Miscellaneous • In Zinc coating hole (S61) the default cut length of the bolt has been changed: it is now twice as long as the plate thickness so that the hole penetrates the plate completely. Set Connection type to Standard. You can find out the internal connection number by inquiring an existing connection. you could not use some purlin connections with Building (S91). You can now use the purlin connections with Building (S91). In Tapered Beam (S98) improvements have been made on the Parameters tab in the French environment where options are now translated correctlyand the length of list boxes has been extended. • • 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use the internal connection number of the connection as the Connection name. but in order for them to work correctly: 1.3 Steel Detailing . 2.

ProductName.dat has been changed to include two new columns: DB • Product Name and Section Size.3 Steel Detailing 63 . Fixes • • The purlin cleat weld is now placed correctly in the Cold rolled overlap and Cold rolled sleeved connections. In Cold Rolled Overlap (1) Tekla Structures now creates all the bolts based on the lap offset value and connects a stay to the heel of a channel rafter correctly. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. AntiSag Bay (62).Cold rolled Ayrshire • Modifications have been made to CAM files to include the following fields: SectionType. ProductType. Tekla Structures did not create the connection and gave out an unrequired warning message. AyrshireTrans. When you set the option Type of anti-sag to Default in Albion Std. SleeveLength. SectionSize.

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. except for the following features: • Multiple lines of text. Compatibility • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version. If you open a model.1 and 11. The drawing texts are stored as XML strings into database. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.1 or 11.0. Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatments made with Tekla Structures 11. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.3.0.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 65 . also the one line texts. or in Xengineer.2 but not in older versions.3 Precast Concrete Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatment. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 11.3 is a sub release and contains many new features and fixes. the XML texts are shown as they are.2 or 11.2 Tekla Structures 11.3.3.3 is compatible with all previous versions.3 in version 11. saved with Tekla Structures 11.3 are not editable with previous versions of Tekla Structures. in Xsteel.2 or 11.dll files are updated.3.

66 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 66) Modeling (p.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Summing of rows in templates (p. 68) Improvements in View properties dialog box (p.version 3.Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • • General (p. 115) Reinforcement (p. The following example shows how the change affects templates: • An additional value field has been added to the row in the template. The change makes the functionality more logical and allows certain other functionalities to work. 66) New Template editor . 73) Using the Advanced options dialog box (p. 106) Custom components (p. even when you had not selected the option Sum values across all rows. which is used to sum the weight values across all rows. Previously.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 73) Performance improvements (p. 117) 2. 74) Summing of rows in templates The summing of rows in templates has changed so that the summing is now always based only on the values which are output in the template. 72) Locking objects (p. the Total function calculated all objects in the sum.30 (p. 74) Drawings (p. 72) Inquire dialog box (p. 69) Release notes (p. 71) Log file (p. 83) Import and export (p. 111) Components (p.

The value field WEIGHT_field has been added to the row. It sums the weight values across all rows. When the total weight sum is calculated using the value field WEIGHT_TOT. we refer to the WEIGHT_field value field.• This value field is then used. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The values will not be visible in the report produced with the template.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 . when the total sum is calculated.

click Tools > Templates.30 Tekla Structures 11. version 3.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .30. You have to manually edit the template before you can use it.30: In Tekla Structures.version 3. What’s new in Template Editor 3.30. Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3.3 > Tools > Template Editor 3. which sums the objects included in that row. If you have any existing templates that use summing of rows. Change the field that calculates the total sum to refer to this value field.2 template in Template Editor 3. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. do the following for the summing to work correctly: • • Add a value field in the row. Compatibility with previous versions of Template Editor When you open a version 2.30.30 The following new features and improvements have been included in the new version of Template Editor: • • • • • 68 Save rules for later use Change component type and retain the information in the component Additional output options for page headers and page footers Specify line length and angle with the number pad when inserting Preview an object position before you accept the new settings in the Move dialog box Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 includes a new version of the Template Editor. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.. New Template editor . it prompts you to either convert the template.. Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3.30. OR From the Windows Start menu. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor.The report templates which are included in Tekla Structures have been updated to sum the rows in templates correctly.

Fields on the View properties dialog box have been reorganized and related items have been grouped together. If you type the name of the font in the Font field.• • • • Select multiple template components and objects by holding down the Ctrl key when selecting in the Content Browser Additional information on what components and objects have been selected in the status bar Check whether a value has been set for a product-specific free attribute by using the new IsSet function Select fonts effortlessly in the Select font dialog box.com Templates and reports (p.tekla. See also Template Editor help Lesson 9: New Template Editor in the Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https://extranet. Template Editor auto-selects the font according to the letters you type.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 69 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 99) Improvements in View properties dialog box The View properties dialog box has been improved in different ways to make the controls more understandable and the dialog box more efficient to use.

click Display in the View properties dialog box. 70 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The uppermost checkboxes are also automatically cleared if you clear any of the checkboxes under them.Display dialog box The View setup dialog box is now named Display.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . To open the dialog box. You can now select all the checkboxes at the same time on the Display dialog box by selecting All (In model and/or In components).

the start page of the Release notes opens in the online help. When you click the Release notes option.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 .Release notes • You can now access the Release notes from the Help menu by selecting Help > Release notes when the Tekla Structures online help is installed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

for example. The variable is set to FALSE by default. the warning message is not shown in the log file. set the variable XS_SHOW_TEMPLATE_LOG_MESSAGES to TRUE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. Tekla Structures displayed unrequired warning messages in the log file about duplicate attribute names in custom components in situations where the custom components did not have variables. when you filter objects in the Drawing Editor or examine custom components.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . If the object has circular chamfers with 0. 72 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The log file no longer displays unrequired warning messages about template attributes that were unrelated to the profile in use. • • Inquire dialog box • Now the Inquire object dialog box shows the NAME field.0 radius.Log file • When the warning message ’Cannot find center point for chamfer’ is shown. To see the warning messages. the log file now includes also the object ID. This is useful. This has been fixed.

rpt. this report was created using a template called ownership_report.3 Precast Concrete Detailing • • 73 .3 descriptions have been added to several variables that previously were lacking a description in the Advanced options dialog box. The operation could not be performed.rpt. Using the Advanced options dialog box • In Tekla Structures 11. it will now open at the same location as the last time you used the dialog box.• The Inquire object dialog box shows the connection position type. The variable XS_FIRM works now correctly even when you have defined it both in the Advanced options dialog box and in the batch file. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11." and a report on access rights. When you open the Advanced options dialog box. Previously. see report. Tekla Structures shows the message "There are locked objects. Locking objects If you try to modify a locked object. Now the report template is called locked_objects_report.

79) Create concrete beam by two points You can now create a concrete beam by picking two positions.We recommend that you only use one of these methods to set variables.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .You can set variables by using the Advanced options dialog box or by editing the user. 2. To create a concrete beam or polybeam by two points: 74 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The variable settings in the Advanced options dialog box override those in the batch files.bat file. Performance improvements • Opening views that contain parts with surface treatments is now much faster. A new icon Create concrete Polybeam has been added to the concrete toolbar. 78) Running and recording macros (p. 77) Moving and selecting objects (p. 76) Part reference line (p. You can use this command and button to easily create concrete polybeams.2 Topics Modeling Create concrete beam by two points (p. 74) Cast-in-place cast units (p. 75) Improvements in copying and moving of cast-in embeds (p. 78) Part visibility (p. 78) Miscellaneous (p.

Pick the start point for the beam. Click Apply or OK to save the current concrete beam properties. It is also possible to create reports of cast units. 3. 2.1. Double-click the Create concrete beam or Create concrete polybeam icon to open the Concrete beam properties dialog box. whose cast unit type is cast-in-place. 4. 5.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 75 . Cast-in-place cast units You can create cast-in-place cast units from modeled concrete parts with reinforcement. Pick the end point for the beam. Enter or modify the beam properties. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

To define a concrete part’s cast unit type as Cast in place: 1.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Improvements in copying and moving of cast-in embeds Tekla Structures encountered problems occasionally when you copied or moved cast-in embeds (non-concrete assemblies added to cast units) to new parts: sometimes the cast-in embed was detached from the cast-unit or it could not find the new cast-unit to attach itself to. Go to the Cast unit tab. This feature is included in Precast Detailing (PCD) or Full detailing (FD) configurations.. 76 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can define Cast in place as the cast unit type for the following kind of concrete parts: • • • • • • Pad footings Strip footings Concrete columns Concrete beams and polybeams Concrete slabs Concrete panels The cast unit type of concrete main part is always checked when a cast unit is created or modified in order to prevent mixing up pre-cast and cast-in-place parts inside a cast unit. Right-click and select Properties. The following improvements have been made in order to avoid the problem: • There is a new search mechanism based on the bounding box. 2. Select Cast in place as the Cast unit type. 3.. which searches for the new part when the cast-in embed is moved or copied.

Click the Display. Go to Properties > View. the previous main part is accepted as the cast-unit to belong to and the copied part stays in that cast unit. 4. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2.. 3. To display the part reference line: 1. Part reference line If you pick two points to position a part. You can define the visibility of the part reference line in the Display dialog box. On the Advanced tab. Click Modify and OK.• If the cast-unit embed is copied inside the bounding box of the whole cast unit. button to open the Display dialog box. these points form the part reference line. select Part reference line.. You can use part reference lines as a help in for example snapping to the middle points of parts.. and handles appear at the line ends..3 Precast Concrete Detailing 77 .

Moving and selecting objects
• Tekla Structures warns you when you are placing objects outside the view depth or work area to prevent the objects from being hidden. The warning is now given only when the object is completely outside the view depth or work area.

It is now possible to move and select weld preparation chamfers.

Running and recording macros
• When you scrolled down to select an appropriate macro in the Macros dialog box, Tekla Structures no longer moves to a different location in the scrollbar after you make the selection. The import of custom components is now recorded correctly. When you record macros, Tekla Structures adds a timestamp for every action if you have set the variable XS_MACRO_ENABLE_TIMESTAMP to TRUE. The timestamps are in the .cs file of the macro in question, which is located in ../environments/country-independent/macros folder. The macro is saved in the drawing or modeling folders, depending on in which mode the macro was recorded.

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Part visibility
Previously, view depths with skewed view planes were not taken into account correctly in part visibility. Now the part visibility works as follows: Part bounding box is transformed to view plane, if the section view is skewed. The part will not be visible in the view if the part bounding box does not intersect with the view plane bounding box in the view coordinates.

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Part visibility works in the same manner as it did previously if the section view is not skewed.

Miscellaneous
Welds
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Rotating the model
• When using Ctrl + p to rotate a plane view to a 3D view manually, Tekla Structures did not change to 3D snapping mode automatically. Now Tekla Structures recognizes always whether the view is a plane view or a 3D view.

Numbering
• When you had set the Part number type as Combined assembly / part number in the Options dialog box, family numbering did not work correctly. This has been fixed. The variable XS_USE_MULTI_NUMBERING_FOR in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering works now correctly when used in the Advanced options dialog box. The variable is also effective when you open an another model in the same session. When you moved parts created by connections for example by moving the secondary part of the connection, the parts were not able to keep the old part position number in multinumbering. This has been fixed. You can now use the variable XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_FAMILY_QUALIFIER in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering to set valid letters for assembly family numbers. Enter the letters you want to use, for example, ABEG. By default letters A-Z are used.

Part labels
• When you add a user-defined attribute to a part label in model views, the Display dialog box now shows which user-defined attribute you selected. Entering a user-defined attribute part label longer than 255 characters in the Part label dialog box generated an application error. This has been fixed.

Surface treatment
• Now when you use the default value (1.00) for Thickness in the Surface treatment dialog box, the value takes effect when you click Apply or OK button. When defining tile patterns for tiled surface treatment, entering very large values as tile offsets resulted in large thumbnail images, which caused Tekla Structures to stall.

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This has been fixed. Chamfer • When you opened the Chamfer properties dialog box by pressing Alt + Enter keys and you had reference objects included in the area selection. This has been fixed. Parametric modeling • Seam parts were in some cases positioned incorrectly when the seam input parts were warped and the main or secondary parts contained asymmetric sketched profiles with connection planes. Reference models • DGN reference models were always displayed as transparent. Copying and moving objects • On some occasions the Copy > Rotate command did not copy cuts.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 81 . Inquire • The highlight color of the primary part of a cast unit has been changed to magenta.The size of repeated tile pattern is now restricted to 2000 x 2000 mm. Tekla Structures stalled. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you enter larger values the tile surface will not be formed.

it is no longer possible to save the sketches with prefixes similar to those available in the library profile catalog.Sketching • When you use the sketching tools to create cross sections. • Polybeams • For 3D polybeams. Options dialog box • In the US Imperial environment when you were modifying the Bolt size option in Setup > Options dialog box. This has been done to avoid confusion between library profiles and sketched profiles. 82 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed: now pressing the OK button is enough.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . the length calculation based for unfolding gave incorrect results. This has been fixed. When you used a sketched profile as a library profile the part was not created correctly in all cases. you had to save and load the defaults after modifying the bolt size value on the dialog for the changes to take affect.

3 Precast Concrete Detailing 83 . With this feature the editing of drawings is easier and faster. Use white background with colored lines to show the ghost outlines of the hidden object. If a model object is hidden in drawing views it will not be printed either. When you hide a part. 91) Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches (p. check that: • Black and white drawing is not selected on the Setup menu. 94) Reinforcing bar bend and end marks (p. 85) View direction marks (p. all the objects related to that part will be hidden as well. 87) Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions (p. 92) Hide dimension values (p. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 83) Automatic view name labels in drawings (p. When you hide drawing objects.3 Topics Drawings Hide and show objects in drawings (p. 99) Miscellaneous (p. 95) Templates and reports (p. You can display the ghost outline of hidden objects in drawing views by using the Ghost outline command in Setup menu in the Drawing Editor.2. 89) 3D views in drawings (p. 101) Hide and show objects in drawings You can now show and hide objects in drawings and drawing views. In the following example the reinforcement pull-outs have been hidden and the ghost outlines of the pull-outs are visible.

Select the hidden object in the drawing view. Select the object you wish to hide from a drawing view. Go to Properties > Drawing. select the appropriate option in the List hidden objects in reports list box. If you want to hide or show an object in the drawing.• Ghost outline is selected on the Setup menu to have the ghost outlines of objects appear visible..3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Hide from view from the pop-up menu. 3. On the Drawing size tab.. To hide an object in a drawing view: 1. 2. You can define whether to list the hidden objects in reports. To show an object in a drawing view: 1. To do this: 1. 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. Click Layout. follow the same instructions and select Hide in drawing or Unhide in drawing from the pop-up menu. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Unhide in view from the pop-up menu. 2.

Height: Define the height of the font in the name label. button to open the drawing view properties dialog box.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 85 .. top. whose name label you want displayed. 2. top. 6.. and Bottom view fields. The automatic view name labels feature inserts labels into drawing views without you having to do it manually. 3. Color: Define the color of the font in the name label. 5. click the View.. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. back and bottom views: 1. Modify the other properties if needed: • • • Position: Define the location of the name label. Top view. 4. check that the On option is selected for the views. On the Labels tab.Automatic view name labels in drawings You can define the view names for front. Back view. Click Modify and OK. In the drawing properties dialog box. Go to Properties > Drawing. On the Views tab. define the names for the labels in the Front view. back and bottom views in the drawing properties dialog box.. To define view names for front.

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Symbol only. The options are None. check that the option On has been selected for section views and/or end views. 4. This saves you time and manual editing work: you can have the marks inserted automatically in drawings. 5.. 6. which corresponds to the following symbol: To display view direction marks for the end and section views: 1. Define the height of the symbol and text label in Height. click the Section view. from the pop-up menu.. 7. 3.. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Label only. The view direction marks clarify the orientation of the views.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 87 . right-click and select Properties. In the drawing properties dialog box. The view direction is shown with a small symbol (optionally with a text label) around the end or section view. Click Modify and OK. Use the Section view properties dialog box to display the view direction marks for the end and section views. select the appropriate options in the Section views and End views. button. Click the View. On the Views tab of the View properties dialog box. and Symbol and Label.. 8.. button.View direction marks You can now display view direction marks in section views and end views. You can define the symbol in Tools > Advanced options > Drawing properties by using the variables: • • • • XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BACK XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BOTTOM XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_FRONT XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_TOP The default is xsteel@66. 2.. In the drawing. Click Modify and OK. On the Label tab.

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Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click Modify.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 89 . enter the text in the Prefix and/or Postfix fields.Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions Adding prefix and/or postfix text to dimensions is easy with Tekla Structures. 3. On the General tab. double-click the dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. In a drawing view. 2. To add prefix and/or postfix text to a dimension: 1. Also modifying to such dimension lines at a later time is faster.

the prefix value cannot end with a number and the postfix value cannot start with a number when the numeric value of the dimension is visible. 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Also. Press Alt and type 0177 on the numeric keypad to display the plus-minus (±) sign.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .The prefix and postfix values cannot be plain numbers.

the prefix and postfix texts that you may have added will still be shown. On the General tab. 3. 2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select Hidden in the Visibility of numeric value list box. If you hide the numeric value of the dimension.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 91 . Double-click a dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. Click Modify.Hide dimension values To hide the dimension line numeric value: 1.

In the drawing properties dialog box. cast-unit and single part drawings.3D views in drawings You can create 3D views in cast-unit drawings.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 4. 2. There are ready-made properties for assembly. This feature inserts 3D views into fabrication drawings without you having to do it. 3. select Properties > Cast-unit drawing. 3D view Include a 3D view before creating a drawing To include a 3D view before creating a drawing: 1. select On. In the Model Editor. In the 3D view list box. 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can create 3D views interactively after the drawing has been created. To define the 3D view properties. click the View button. The automatically created 3D views have the same filtering type as the other drawing views. which you can use when creating the corresponding drawing. The Current attributes option creates the 3D view based on the values you last entered in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields in the View properties dialog box. select one of the options in 3D view attributes.

Create a 3D view in drawing To create a 3D view in an existing drawing.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 93 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click Create > View > Basic > 3D.

3.0 equal Front view). Type in the values for the angles in y and x directions in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields. but rotation on a drawing view is around local axis (rotation values 0. 94 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To set or modify the view angles: 1.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . define the type for the hatch by selecting the appropriate option in the Type list box. Select the drawing view for the view angles you want to set or modify. Double-click the drawing part in the section view to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. On the Fill tab. Modify the other properties if needed and click Apply or OK. 2. Rotation on a model view is around global axis. You can now modify the properties of multiple section view hatches at once. hardware_BRICKS. You can preview and select the options also by clicking Select. hardware_CHESS or hardware_LINES you can only modify the color of the hatch. whose type is hardware_SOLID.. You can modify the following properties: • • • Color: defines the color of the hatch Angle: defines the angle in which the pattern is represented Scale by: defines the size of the pattern 3. To edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches: 1.Set or modify the view angles You can set or modify the view angles with the options in the View properties dialog box of the drawing. from the pop-up menu.. If you are using a hatch. The angle settings apply only for the 3D view.0 and 0. Right-click and select Properties. 2. Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches You can edit the different properties of automatically created section view hatches in Drawing part properties dialog box by using the options on the Fill tab..

You can switch off the hatching by selecting None.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 95 .3 provides the following improvements concerning drawing reinforcing bar bend and end marks: Reinforcing bar end symbol options There are new reinforcing bar end symbol options on the Content tab in Drawing reinforcing bar properties dialog box.The Type option is set to Automatic by default. Reinforcing bar bend and end marks Tekla Structures 11. See also Hatching in section views in the online help. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Variables

The following new variables have been added to Tools > Advanced options > Concrete Detailing: • XS_REBAR_BEND_MARK_SYMBOL_MIN_SIZE and XS_REBAR_END_SYMBOL_MIN_SIZE • • You can use these variables to increase the size of the bend and end symbols (in drawing units) in order to see them more clearly. By default not set.

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XS_REBAR_REVERSE_END_SYMBOLS • • You can use this variable to change the end symbols to a different direction. By setting this variable to true the end symbol is drawn at 135 degree angle (used commonly in Norway).

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The number of holes per part is now displayed correctly in reports. You can now use parentheses inside rules with string parameters. else ..... • • Formula IsSet("USERDEFINED. When you were writing a formula. Angle is displayed in the status bar for value fields. which included an equation with a condition clause in the following form: if(A) then . The function GetValue("BOLT. This has been fixed. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3.Templates and reports Fixes available in the new Template Editor 3. This is now fixed and there is no need for typing in the space. If you resized a filled polyline by streching it. The attributes CONNECTION_CODE and CONNECTION_RUNNING_NUMBER were missing from the list of available attributes in Select attribute dialog box.30.30 • • • • • • Aligning text with value fields now works correctly. for example. from graphical template to textual template.comment") now returns true if the requested attribute’s value has been set.20 the inch mark is now placed correctly at the end of the length string (such as 11'-11 1/2") in the US Imperial environment. This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 99 . Aligning template fields with using the Align command now works correctly. the fill inside the polyline did not scale correctly together with other objects in the group.SITE_WORKSHOP")did not return the values to NUT and WASHER rows. You can now undo a template type change.. • • • In templates created with Template Editor version 3. You were required to type a space character between the parenthesis and the word "then" in order for the formula to work correctly. endif . • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. or false if the value has not been set..

• The following attributes have been added for PART content type for railings: • • • • • • PRODUCT_NAME RAIL_OFFSET RAIL_RADIUS RAIL_ANGLE DIMENSION_A DIMENSION_B • Sometimes when you were creating a polyline.20 in US imperial environment. you could not change the horizontal grid spacing. The z coordinate was not included in assembly position codes in Template Editor 3. 100 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which Template Editor draws before you click to define the next vertex point. the preview line. When you opened a template with Template Editor 3. • • • • • • • The default units are now read from the current environment you are using. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3.30. This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . You can switch off this functionality by clearing the checkbox in the Always ask for import method option in Options > Preferences dialog box. Now when you import files. This has been fixed.30. • • You can now create PART content type rows underneath SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY content type rows. The template attribute WEIGHT_M now returns correct values for parametric profiles.2 even if you had set the variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE_3D to TRUE. The DWG import now supports holes and islands in hatches. The attribute MATERIAL_TYPE is now available also for CAST_UNIT content type. you are asked to define the import method in the Select Import Method dialog box as you place the imported file in the template. New attributes CAST_UNIT_PREFIX and CAST_UNIT_SERIAL_NUMBER are now available in the new Template Editor 3. did not work correctly if the vertex point you clicked was just outside the edge of the row.

such as PL1"X18"1/2.not the number of times the bolt itself exists in the phase.• You can now use the text field NUMBER_IN_PHASE also in the new template editor. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous Drawing wizard • You can now create cast-unit drawings with the help of the drawing wizard. it returns the number of assemblies with the same position number belonging to the given phase. The default is TRUE. length for plates is now displayed as PL1"X18 1/2". it returns the number of times the bolts assembly exists in the desired phase . set the variable XS_PROFILE_DISPLAY_INCH_MARK_AFTER_FRACTIONS_IN_REPORTS to FALSE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. Now if you ask for NUMBER_IN_PHASE for for example a bolt. It now works in the following manner: if you ask for the number in phase for assemblies. • Lengths contained in the Profile field now have the inch mark in the correct location in the US Imperial environment. For example. parts or bolts. This saves time while you create cast unit drawings in a more automated way for all or several precast part types. you now have correctly only one row for PRIMARY and SECONDARY attributes. If you want to display the inch mark before the fractions.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 101 . • When you use the Weld content type.

This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . the default file type was incorrect due to a change in Windows XP SP2. 102 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.• When you used the Save as command in the drawing wizard to save a drawing wizard with an another name.

click Tools > Advanced options. the visibility of the orientation mark is according to the selected attribute file. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The Restart freeplace command was missing from the Edit menu in the French environment. if the Single-part attributes option is set to Current attributes (on the Assembly .layout properties dialog box). type in TRUE in the Value field. The Freeplace command now appears in the associative notes pop-up menu. To modify the variable. > Single part view in assembly drawing. Text objects no longer overlap associative notes when you use the Freeplace command.Orientation mark in single-part views Now orientation marks are created for included single-part views in assembly drawings.. To set the variable.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 103 . Freeplace • • • • • Text objects no longer move to a new location when the current loca- tion is free. This has been fixed. The visibility of the orientation mark is set as follows: • Use variable XS_SINGLE_ORIENTATION_MARK. • If the Single-part attributes option is set to something else than Current attributes. Text along line no longer overlaps other objects..

• • • • • Dimensions • Now the dimension line circular arrows are drawn with the same color as the dimension line. you can now see clearly where you are about to place the view. and the work plane does not affect the result. If the main part of an assembly was rising exactly in a 45 degree angle.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . detail view or a view that you have created using the Create view from view command. the actual section view with the same label was deleted. When you place a section view. detail.Drawing views • Sometimes Tekla Structures created empty section views in addition to the existing section views. using the model coordinate system turned the drawing view upside down. 3D and drawing views in situations where a reinforcing bar was partially visible. This has now been fixed. If you deleted such a section view. A symbol representing the view that you are about to place now follows the mouse pointer and shows the location where the view will be placed. 104 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. Creating undeformed drawings of parts that were not deformed could have resulted in incorrect drawing views. This has been fixed. Tekla Structures created overly large section. Sometimes when the work plane was moved from the global origin. included single part views had a very large drawing view frame around them.

Creating dimension marks for reinforcing bars did not work correctly in Tekla Structures 11. • Drawing part properties • Changing the Type on the Fill tab in Drawing part properties dialog box from Automatic to some other fill type gave incorrect results for profiles with holes (for example RHS profiles). This has been fixed. • In general arrangement drawings. This has been fixed. Tekla Structures displays a message to make sure that you want to start editing the information with Template Editor. Drawing layout • Now when you double-click a drawing title block. they disappeared and reappeared if only if you added a view in the drawing.• • • It is again possible to display decimal values for inches in dimensions. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2. This has been fixed. Tekla Structures now displays the pop-up menu when you select two welds and one additional drawing object in the Drawing Editor of an assembly drawing. This has been fixed. Selecting drawing objects • If you added drawing objects to an empty general arrangement drawing. the title block was no longer visible in the drawing. Reinforcing bar marks now follow the reinforcing bar dimension line correctly when you change the dimension line location. when you pressed the Modify button after you had selected ga as the Layout option and Specified size as the Size definition mode in the General .3 Precast Concrete Detailing 105 .layout properties dialog box.

On some occasions the box around an associative note was overlapping the part. • Drawing Classifier • The Drawing Classifier did not create part marks for secondary parts when you had set the visibility of the mark in all views to always. This has been fixed.3: Multi-drawings • New parts that you added to a model were not always added to an existing multi-drawing even if you updated the drawing. • On rare occasions linking drawings that contained single part views to a multi-drawing generated an application error. created with Tekla Structures 11.Placing text in drawings • When you created text with the Text along line command with an arrow at the start point. 107) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. This has been fixed. Associative notes • When you create associative notes.2: picked from right to left. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. created with Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Text along line when Text along line when picked from right to left. the arrow would point the wrong way if you picked the points from right to left. the temporary snap override no longer stays activated after you have picked the first position of the leader line.4 Topics 106 Import and export Improvements in IFC import and export (p.

) using IfcMember entity. This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 107 .Miscellaneous (p. and the product and version the file was made with. Also IFC Schema 2X3 support has been included for reference import and 2X3 for IFC export. Fixes • Now when you import an IFC file with mapped presentations used for flow segments. 108) Improvements in IFC import and export IFC import and export includes the following improvements: • Tekla Structures 11. • • The IFC file header now includes more useful information.3 supports the official 2X2 final (2X2 Addendum1) IFC version. such as the macro version and date. there could have been problems where walls with holes might not have been imported or the holes might have been placed incorrectly. the flow segments (length. When you imported IFC files generated in Tekla Structures into other software and your model contained walls with holes. You can export all objects (for example slabs. panels etc. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. diameter and position) are imported correctly to Tekla Structures.

Tekla Structures displays a warning message in the application window. The option uses lines located in the center of the profile cross section in the export. Tekla Structures reverts to the way which was used in Tekla Structures 11.1 in exporting files. If the proper codepage cannot be found.• The length of the file path is limited to 256 characters in IFC export. which overrides automatic selection of codepage in export. • 3D DWG and 3D DXF export contains a new option called Center lines. Tekla Structures sets the codepage automatically so that the exported files are displayed correctly. the ID of each part is exported as an attribute and written into the export file for each part.5 mm. You can set the codepage manually by using the variable XS_EXPORT_CODEPAGE. • Importing models • In some occasions. SDNF import revision control considered that parts were modified even when you had made no modifications due to part end point positions being compared with too strict a tolerance. 108 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the codepage is set to ansi_1252 by default.1 mm to 0. Japanese and Korean characters are now plotted correctly when you plot a drawing into DWG format. If you set the variable to undefined. Chinese. Now when you enter too long a file path in the IFC export dialog box. Miscellaneous DWG/DFX export • Now when you export files in DWG or DXF format. The part end point tolerance has now been changed from 0.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .

This makes it easier to distinguish which parts will be imported. CIS export • CIS/2 export now works correctly for parametric profiles in the US imperial environment. The Fit work area command is available when you have selected a view. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.• You can now use Fit work area and Fit by parts > All views or Selected views commands with import models. The Fit by parts command is available in the pop-up menu when you have selected parts and rightclick.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 109 .

Below is a picture of the DSTV file from Tekla Structures 11.2: Below is a picture of the correct DSTV file: 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .0-11. the location of the holes might have been incorrect in the DSTV files.DSTV files • When you created DSTV files for plates and you used all of the following settings: • • • XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_USE_FLAT_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_CHECK_FLAT_LENGTH_ALSO=TRUE and the plates had slot holes.

Web Viewer 1.3. When you import custom components.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 111 . 112) Fixes (p. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 113) Importing and exporting custom components • In Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.Web Viewer • A new version of Web Viewer has been included in Tekla Structures 11. project. 112) Performing actions on custom components (p.log log file how many sketches and components were successfully imported. 2. You can now cancel importing or exporting of a custom component by pressing the Cancel button in the Import components or Export components dialog box. you can now see from TeklaStructures.10 offers for example: • • • Smoother representation of pipes Increased size of clipboard buffer Faster downloading of models • Occasional runtime errors could have occurred when you were viewing a Web Viewer XML model in Internet Explorer.5 Topics Custom components Importing and exporting custom components (p. 111) Plane naming in custom components (p. and system folders are automatically added to uel file. Now a progress bar shows how the import or export is proceeding.26.3 all attribute files and thumbnails of the component are copied automatically to the correct folder: all attribute files of custom components and nested custom components from model. firm. Importing and exporting custom components is now faster.

Now the planes are named in the component coordinate system for seams and details and the seams and details are positioned correctly. reinforcing bars) to parts and you used the boundary plane in bindings. the following actions are not possible: • • • • • • • 112 adding to favorites adding to search results changing picture deleting the custom component editing keywords importing the custom component removing from search results Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures asks you whether to use the new naming system. located in the model folder. If the properties of the file are set to read-only. the way the seam or detail was positioned depended on how the part had been created: in which order the points had been picked for the part. you have to delete all distances and re-create them again.Plane naming in custom components When you used a custom component to add seams or details (e.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .txt file. You can control the naming by picking seam points in different order or by modifying the options in the Up direction listbox on the General tab of the custom component dialog box. If you decide to use the new system. When you edit a seam or a detail made with an earlier version of Tekla Structures.g. This could have resulted in the seams or details being positioned incorrectly. Performing actions on custom components Information regarding custom components is stored in the ComponentCatalog.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixes • • • • You can now create a Yes/No value type variable to a fitting or a line cut. for example. New value type options Stud size and Stud standard have been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor.In these cases Tekla Structures displays a warning dialog box and the action is cancelled. The new value types have fixed naming format: Px_size and Px_standard. A new Reinforcement mesh value type option has been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 113 . This has been fixed. Tekla Structures could not find the exported file of the custom component because it was missing the . P1_size and P1_standard. where the x is a number.uel file extension. • Occasionally when you had exported a custom component and then tried to import it into an another model. x must be the same for both. To automatically show values for these in the component's dialog box. This has been fixed. Do not change the fixed name. Tekla Structures did not display handles for custom parts that contained only reinforcing bars.

This has been fixed. 741)) in the Formula field of the Variables • • • dialog box in the Custom component editor for the reference function to work properly. This has been fixed. saved the custom component and then opened the Custom component editor again.1 or earlier may have the same component defined both as the child and the parent component. the function did not return the value of the user-defined attributes correctly. Nested custom components created with Tekla Structures version 11. parts of nested custom components were incorrectly omitted from a cast unit.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has been fixed. See also Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) (p. the parts were created to the copied detail even if you had set the option to No in the properties dialog box of the custom detail. When you were editing a custom component and set the Yes/No value type option of an object to No. This has been fixed. • • Sometimes. 741)) and the object's general properties must be written without double quotation marks (such as fP(Profile. Adding a custom seam between two warped floor slabs caused an application error. save the parent component with a different name and update the model.• When you copied a part which included a custom detail that had a Yes/No option to create parts in the detail. the object was no longer displayed in the editor. User-defined attribute names must be written inside double quotation marks (such as fP("comment". This has been fixed. When you used a reference function with user-defined attributes in the Custom component editor. For these components to work correctly. 115) 114 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

) next to the Custom field to find the correct custom component in the component catalog. Open the component catalog (for example by using the keyboard shortcut Crtl + F) and search for the Lifting anchor (80). Also.. 3. The changes make it possible to easily place lifting devices from fabricators’ catalogs. you can now create a recess for the lifting anchor and define the shape and size of the recess. Select the custom component option in Anchor dimensions. Click the browse button (. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 115 .2. To use a custom component as lifting anchor: 1. 116) Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) You can use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80)..6 Topics Components Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) (p. 2. 115) Modeling tools (p.

Define the custom settings for the custom component. 5. add the values for the recess to the fields in Custom settings. Click Apply or OK.4.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Modeling tools Miscellaneous • • Deleting a cut caused Slab bars (18) modeling tool to stall. 116 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To define the recess for the Lifting anchor (80). In Zinc coating hole (S61) the default cut length of the bolt has been changed: it is now twice as long as the plate thickness so that the hole penetrates the plate completely. This has been fixed.

In Tapered Beam (S98) improvements have been made on the Parameters tab in the French environment where options are now translated correctlyand the length of list boxes has been extended. Due to overlapping connection numbers, you could not use some purlin connections with Building (S91). You can now use the purlin connections with Building (S91), but in order for them to work correctly: 1. 2. Set Connection type to Standard. Use the internal connection number of the connection as the Connection name. You can find out the internal connection number by inquiring an existing connection.

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Reinforcement
Improvements in reinforcement components (p. 117) Miscellaneous (p. 120)

Improvements in reinforcement components
Using the concrete cover parameter
Some of the reinforcement components now use the concrete cover parameter for the concrete cover thickness. In relation to this, the reference points of the reinforcement bars are located in the corner points of the element. This makes it easier to modify reinforcing bars, which are created with a reinforcement component and then exploded. This improvement applies to the following reinforcement components:
Beams Columns • • • • Beam reinforcement (63) Corbel reinforcement (81) Rectangular column reinforcement (83) Round column reinforcement (82)

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Footings

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Strip footing (75) Pilecap reinforcement (76 )

Stem stirrup sizes
You can now use a different stirrup size in each stirrup zone for stem stirrups by using the option Rebar size in the Stem stirrups tab in Inverted-tee beam (52), Ledge beam (53) and Rectangular beam (54).

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If you do not give a specific input for zones 1, 2, 4 and/or 5, Tekla Structures uses the size given for zone 3. In case you use different stirrup sizes, Tekla Structures creates separate reinforcement groups. In case you use the size of the stirrups for calculation of dimensions of any other reinforcement bars, Tekla Structures uses the maximum size of all zones.

Automated reinforcement layout - columns (57)
• • Some of the strands were not always generated. This has been fixed. Secondary reinforcement was not created in some secondary regions. This has been fixed.

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Primary section is was not always recognized correctly. This has been fixed by adding a new option on the Primary ties tab: the first option will always select the rectangle that has the biggest area. With the other two options you can select the primary section to have the maximum size either in local y or local z directions.

You can now control the end distances (top and bottom) and the spacing separately for top and bottom with the options on the Primary ties tab.

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Similarly. This has been fixed. Automated reinforcement layout .3 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has been fixed.ledge beam (53) and Automated reinforcement layout . Miscellaneous • • Part of the reinforcing bars in a reinforcement mesh were occasionally not displayed when you zoomed closer in a view. Parts without any reinforcing bars were affected by the numbering setting Compare Reinforcing bars. you have the new option Horizontal bar inside stem.inverted tee beam (52) On the End rebar tab. which makes it possible to have end bars inside the main body of the cross section. you can control the end distances and the spacing separately for secondary ties with the options on the Secondary reinforcement tab. 120 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

124) Visualization of analysis model The following improvements have been included in Tekla Structures 11. You can have Tekla Structures show the support conditions of each node and member with DWG symbols.3 Analysis and Design 121 . 123) Miscellaneous (p.3 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: Visualization of analysis model (p.3 Analysis and Design Tekla Structures 11.3: Show support conditions in analysis model The support conditions of analysis model are visualized for nodes and members. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 121) Improvements in beam restraints (p.3 Tekla Structures 11.

3 Analysis and Design . click the Create model button to create the analysis model. Before you can use these buttons. you need to run the analysis.Connected Connected Connected Supported Supported Supported The Select objects button in the Analysis & Design models dialog box has been divided into Select objects and Draw buttons. 122 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If the analysis is not yet run.

Member types represented by colors Different member types are represented with colors when an analysis model is displayed in Tekla Structures 11. Improvements in beam restraints • Previously you could access the design parameters only after you had defined and selected the analysis model. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. tension only truss member. The colors for different member types are: Color Dark blue Grey Green Light blue Red Violet Yellow Member rigid link composite beam truss member slab or panel edge normal member truss member. all member types are displayed only in red. The default is TRUE.3 Analysis and Design 123 .3. On the Design tab in the Beam properties dialog box. you can now define the Unsupported length as a fraction of member length using the options in the Unf dialog box. compression only When you set the variable XS_AD_MEMBER_TYPE_VISUALIZATION to FALSE in Tools > Advanced options > Analysis & Design. Now common design parameters (for example buckling and unsupported beam length) are visible even if no analysis model is selected.

124 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Load. Miscellaneous STAAD.Pro.• • The Inquire command now shows the calculated Unl for each element.Pro help files now from the STAAD. standard file functionality and current values functionality have been fixed for the Design tab of the Beam properties dialog box.Pro help files • You can access the STAAD.3 Analysis and Design .Pro Help menu or by pressing the F1 key in STAAD. The options Save.

When Tekla Structures merges nodes along the top and bottom chords of a truss. To use the option. the maximum length of a rigid link is now adjusted according to the thicknesses of the parts. When you have modeled plates as beams. the default value of the option Member axis location is now Model default. • • • • • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you use Truss (S78). It enables you to connect the pinned rigid link part to the parts you specify. In Analysis model attributes dialog box. Shed (S57). commas. Tekla Structures now uses the smaller dimension of the plate as the plate thickness. their parts will now automatically be included in full analysis model. You can also use wildcard characters.3 Analysis and Design 125 . There is a new option on the Analysis tab of the attributes dialog box of parts called Pinned rigid link (to part names). or semicolons. This has been fixed. When you create connections between two plates. This has been fixed. Building (S58) and Building (S91) modeling tools to create trusses and portal frame buildings.Fixes • You can use the variable XS_AD_TWIN_PROFILES_ENABLED in Tools > Advanced options > Analysis & Design to enable the support of twin profiles. enter the part names separated with spaces. The difference between total load and applied load occasionally grew large due to a problem in the load distribution of single spanning load. that is the axis setting you have defined for individual parts. if an Analysis and Design license was not available. As a result. the merge location now snaps to part end locations. the element mesh planes are now positioned correctly when you use the Top option in the Rotation field when defining the properties of the plate. The analysis and design properties were not set according to standard settings for inserted parts.

With this option you can give the exact number of buckling length factors for each member. it may be necessary to for example use neutral axis analysis modeling for secondary beams.To have a rigid link in the connection.3 Analysis and Design . 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • There is a new Kmode option to define how Tekla Structures calculates buckling length L: Analytical member.

the buckling lengths y and z were interchanged.• When you used the Column segment option for Kmode in the calculation of analysis member buckling lengths.2. This has been fixed. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Analysis and Design 127 .Pro postprocessor in Tekla Structures version 11. Polybeams were not visible in the STAAD. This has been fixed and the polybeams are now visible.

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4 Tekla Structures 11. • The Component category in Object group .3 Project Management configuration contains the following new features: Topics Miscellaneous (p.3 Project Management .representation dialog box now includes two options: Name and Number. 129) Miscellaneous • You can now see the instruction messages for object group related information in the Object representation dialog box.3 Project Management Tekla Structures 11. 129 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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